Tick paralysis in cats

Ixodes holocyclus, the Australian paralysis tick

There is a story in the Australian news media about the rise in tick paralysis in Gold Coast dogs and cats. I immediately discovered that it is an incredibly serious disease. Certain species of tick cause paralysis in their hosts. In the US tick paralysis is most common in the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky …

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Insertion of Cat Microchip Carries Risks

The act of insertion of a microchip into a cat carries a risk. I’ve noticed two stories on the Internet that indicate to me that the insertion of a microchip into a cat, a routine procedure, can carry a risk of damage to the cat’s spinal cord. I am sure that this particular risk …

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